Climate-Proof City (ILKKA) – Tools for Planning

Climate-Proof City (ILKKA) – Tools for Planning -project promoted climate-proof urban planning. The goal of the project was to create planning tools and instructions about climate-proof planning for urban planners and construction and landscape industries.

In addition to the planning tools best adaptation practices in Finland and abroad were surveyed. The results are presented in the planner’s workbook and in Climate Guide– web portal. The long-term goal of the project was the development of climate-proof planning procedures and growing knowledge of city officials and decision-makers.

ILKKA-project was coordinated by the City of Helsinki and other members of the consortium were Cities of Lahti, Turku and Vantaa, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority, Finnish Meteorological Institute and the University of Turku.

The project was executed through seven topics

These seven topics include the following:

  1. Best urban climate change adaptation practices, synergies and confrontations between mitigation and adaptation measures and peer-review of cities climate measures
  2. Carbon sink comparison in cities and carbon sink potential in case areas
  3. Climate change vulnerability: mapping of impervious surfaces
  4. Mapping of the urban heat islands
  5. Use of Green Factor in city planning
  6. Natural storm water management in urban areas
  7. Costs and benefits of climate change adaptation and sustainable development budgeting in city

ILKKA-project was implemented during the years 2012-2014. Project’s overall budget was 1.5 million Euros and it was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


More information

City of Helsinki Environment Centre
P.O. Box 500, FI-00099 City of Helsinki, Finland
Mr. Jari Viinanen, Environmental Inspector
+358 50 342 6023